22 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Gokarna, India

Welness Ayurveda Yoga Retreat India

This wonderful retreat in Gokarna, India is made just for you with a flexible regime tailored especially for you. This wellbeing holiday is the beginning of an exploration of the self. You will practice mindful living where you disconnect from the materialistic world to reconnect with nature. Learn the SwaSwara way to balance your life, relax, release, and slow down.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily interactive cooking classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Individual Ayurvedic and naturopathic consultation
  • Art studio, boat cruise, and nature related activities
  • Complimentary use of the swimming pool
  • Daily meals, herbal teas, and fresh fruits
  • 21 nights accommodation

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22 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Dabolim Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

SwaSwara is a luxury holiday space for those seeking wellness, healing, rejuvenation, and a path to self-discovery. You will stay in a traditional Konkan villa, modern yet austere, amid acres of greenery, with a yoga deck of your own and a stunning view of Gokarna’s pristine Om Beach and the Arabian Sea.

SwaSwara silently salutes the terrain, climate, and natural offerings of the land making sure that the architecture respects the topography and undulations of the location. Crafted in colors of the earth, using local materials like laterite and coconut thatch, SwaSwara’s 24 Konkan villas are in harmony with the land that nurtures her.

The dwelling unit at SwaSwara is a villa that invites you to revel in the open and green spaces created within the confines of walls. It affords all modern amenities, comforts and privacy, yet opens the skies and nature’s bounty to the senses. Each villa boasts a central open courtyard garden planted with herbs.

Program

There will be scheduled activities prepared for your enjoyment during your stay. The interactive cooking classes will be available at 11:30 a.m., on all days.

There will be boat cruises combined with a guided walking excursion from the town beach to explore Gokarna village and temples. On Thursdays, the guided walking excursion includes a visit to the weekly farmers market. The boat cruise is subject to weather conditions and is not available during Monsoons. You are allotted one cruise, anytime during your stay.

You will have guided nature walks daily in the morning at 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon, but prior booking is required.

There is also guided bird watching once per week on Wednesdays. Prior booking is required for participation. Guided sessions for art and pottery are also available with the resident artist. This activity is available every day excluding Sundays. Meditative art with the resident artist is at 12:00 p.m. every day excluding Sunday.

Yoga

Consultation with yoga instructor: On arrival, the guests get a detailed consultation with the yoga instructor.

Yoga sessions: A daily schedule of Yoga asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and various guided meditation sessions are offered. Guests are encouraged to participate in these daily sessions as per their convenience.

  • 30 minutes morning meditation
  • 75 minutes morning yoga asanas including Pranayama parallel group sessions for beginners and advanced practitioners
  • 30 minutes a special focus session every day
  • 60 minutes evening yoga asanas group session for intermediate level
  • 30 minutes evening meditation such as chanting, yoga Nidra, Trataka

Art therapy

Once you’re at SwaSwara, there are many ways to find your nirvana such as art therapy. SwaSwara believes that art urges voyages, enabling you to find and lose yourself at the same time. You are invited to the art studio to experiment with just about anything.

From tribal Warli painting to watercolor on handmade paper, from origami to clay on a potter’s wheel, there’s something here to awaken the inner artist in you and open paths to self-discovery. So roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and let your right brain take over.

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga focuses on improving one’s physical health. Strengthening the body has a powerful effect. It benefits to your mental health, spiritual well-being, and increases longevity. From the cuisine to the activities on offer, every experience at SwaSwara follows Hatha yoga principles. Authentic Hatha yoga sessions are conducted by highly-qualified practitioners.

Isha yoga

Propagated by Sadhguru, Isha Hatha yoga adapts classical Hatha yoga principles to fit the lifestyle of the modern individual.

Included excursions

  • Boat cruise
  • Guided bird watching
  • Guided nature walks
  • Guided walking excursion

Location

The retreat will take place in Gokarna, India at the SwaSwara resort. Nestled atop a cliff overlooking the legendary Om Beach, SwaSwara is a serene and secluded resort located on the fringes of Gokarna, a temple town in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. There is little at SwaSwara, apart from the rhythm of rolling waves and the meditative hum of birdsong to disturb your inner explorations.

Nearby places

  • Goa International Airport (GOI) - 3 hours and 30 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

The price of the package includes all meals, herbal teas, and fresh fruits. SwaSwara specialize in organic gourmet cuisine of fresh fish and vegetables cooked in almost zero oil with less dairy. They do not use any processed foods in their cooking and use molasses instead of refined white sugar as a sweetener.

For guests who have had their Prakruthi analysis done and been advised a Prakruthi Dosha-based diet, you will be served authentic Ayurveda cuisine. In addition, they also cater to guests who have been advised a raw diet by the naturopathy doctor, as well as guests who have vegan or lactose or gluten-free diets.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Pescatarian
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Boat cruises to explore the nearby beaches or Mirjan Fort are available at an additional cost.

Spa treatments

The spa program for this retreat includes twelve Ayurveda consultation prior to any treatments, two 60-minute relaxation therapeutic massages, two Ayurveda de-stress massage of 45 minutes, two 60-minute rejuvenation therapeutic massages, a cleansing aromatherapy salt scrub of 45 minutes, two private yoga classes per room, two salt glow naturopathy massage of 60 minutes, two 60-minute deep tissue massages, and one padabhyanga (foot therapy) of 45 minutes. Please be aware that there will be restrictions on treatments during a menstrual cycle.

For additional treatments, you will have to pay additional costs. Some of the available treatments include: a personalized juice detox to cleanse the body of toxins, supervised by the naturopathy doctor, a dosha or prakruti analysis and diet advisory by the Ayurveda doctor, and Ayurveda and naturopathy body and beauty treatments.

Note: Subject to the Doctor’s approval Swaswara offer an option to interchange any of the above-listed treatments with those featured on the a la carte menu available at the resort.

What's included

  • 1 boat cruise combined with a guided walking excursion
  • 1 cleansing aromatherapy salt scrub for 45 minutes
  • 1 padabhyanga (foot therapy) for 45 minutes
  • 12 Ayurveda consultation prior to any treatments
  • 2 Ayurveda de-stress massage for 45 minutes
  • 2 deep tissue massages for 60 minutes
  • 2 salt glow naturopathy massage for 60 minutes
  • 2 private yoga classes per room
  • 2 rejuvenation therapeutic massage for 60 minutes
  • 2 relaxation therapeutic massages for 60 minutes
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily herbal teas and fresh fruits from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m.
  • Daily interactive cooking classes
  • Daily meals
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Daily use of the swimming pool
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Guided bird watching and nature walks
  • Pick up and drop from Goa International Airport (GOI)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extra activities and treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to the airport is included, Swaswa will pick you up from the airport. Please contact Swaswara to make a prior booking.

Airport: Dabolim Airport Airport transfer included: Dabolim Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Winter season

 

  • November 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018

 

Summer season

 

  • May 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

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